The argument over Preah Vihear has more to do with issues related to the border and loss of territories than the temple itself. However, the Universal Society of Hinduism has been calling for better protection of the temple, not just for its importance in the Khmer empire but also because it was (is) a sacred Hindu site.
Hindus have asked that landmark Preah Vihear Hindu temple complex, cause of border dispute between Thailand and Cambodia, should be turned over to United Nations (UN) control.
Notable Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that 11th century Preah Vihar was a world heritage and it was moral duty of the world to keep it preserved and intact for the coming generations.
Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, argued that this Lord Shiva temple was sacred to the Hindus of the world and reported damage caused by recent military crossfire could be hurtful to the devotees.
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